Jan Willem de Vriend with Handel's "Messiah"

Jan Willem de Vriend with Handel's "Messiah"

Jan Willem de Vriend (Foto: Paolo Dutto)

Jan Willem de Vriend with Handel's "Messiah"

Thu 19. Dec 2024 19.00 Konzertfoyer
Thu 19. Dec 2024 19.30 Grosse Tonhalle
Fri 20. Dec 2024 19.00 Konzertfoyer
Fri 20. Dec 2024 19.30 Grosse Tonhalle
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Jan Willem de Vriend Conductor
Mary Bevan Sopran
Sara Fulgoni Alt
Guy Cutting Tenor
Florian Boesch Bass
Zürcher Sing-Akademie
Florian Helgath Einstudierung
Georg Friedrich Händel «Messiah» HWV 56


19. Dec 2024, 19.00 Uhr

Prices CHF 125 / 100 / 75 / 55 / 30
Organizer Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich AG
Playlist Händel

Dutch early music specialist Jan Willem de Vriend has been working on baroque repertoire with the orchestra for years, often choosing little-known works. This time it is different: with Handel's "Messiah", he conducts what is probably the most famous oratorio of all. De Vriend's aim is not just to give another performance of a hit, but also to show how diverse Handel's musical language is in this work, how broad the emotional and stylistic spectrum is. The conductor once said that "in addition to knowledge and experience, you also need imagination, intuition and curiosity" to create more than just beautiful sound. He has plenty of all that.

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